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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Close Apps on an Android Device

Android robot and phone.

First, we’ll show you how to close an app in a less aggressive way. This method will close the app but not kill all the background services entirely. In most cases, this will solve your issues.

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause halfway up to show the recent apps.

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

Now simply find the app you want to close and swipe up on it to dismiss the app.

Swipe up to close app.

That’s it for the simple method!

“Force Closing” an app requires a few more steps. First, open the Settings app on your device and navigate to the “Apps” section.

Go to the "Apps" section.

Find the app you’d like to close. You may need to tap “See All Apps” to view the full app list.

Select an app.

Now select “Force Stop” or “Force Close.”

Tap "Force Stop."

A confirmation screen will ask if you really want to force stop the app. Tap “OK” to finish.

Tap "OK" to confirm.

That’s it! 

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